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Report- Jack Johnson May Soon Be Playing For The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Wes Crosby at NHL.com,

Jack Johnson is expected to sign a five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins when he becomes a free agent July 1, 105.9 The X and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday.

The 31-year-old defenseman had 11 points (three goals, eight assists) for the Columbus Blue Jackets last season after scoring 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) the previous season.

"If we can add another defenseman, I'd be pretty happy going into opening night," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said.

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I saw those reports earlier today, AAV was reported between $3M-3.5M.

Remember, this period of talk to the UFAs is supposed to be general talk but salary always seems to find a way into the talk.

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5 years?!?

Posted by RyanVM on 06/27/18 at 07:26 PM ET

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Please sign Vanek for a couple years as well.

~~signed nervous fans from other teams

Posted by All American in MN on 06/27/18 at 09:13 PM ET

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Whew.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/27/18 at 09:13 PM ET

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I hope this doesn’t trigger a knee jerk reaction in kenny of a huge offer to green. oh oh

Posted by akwingsfan on 06/27/18 at 10:27 PM ET

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